Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 20 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 100 136
Rank change year-on-year +1 +36 -32
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 8 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.89% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 7.28% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 42 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £700 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.43% +64.71% -5.56%
10th Percentile £316 £700 £323
90th Percentile £591 £700 £695
Scotland median daily rate £370 £700 £400
% change year-on-year -47.14% +75.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 200 316 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.62% 12.25% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 157 179
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +16.13%
10th Percentile £181 £150 £210
90th Percentile £538 £700 £601
Scotland median daily rate £418 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +8.44% -0.65% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £20.02 £18.27 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -54.34% +166.67%
10th Percentile £13.88 £14.43 £35.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £45.40 £47.50
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +17.65%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 6 (75.00%) Azure
2 5 (62.50%) AWS
3 4 (50.00%) GCP
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Information Security
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) Public Cloud
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) SaaS
4 3 (37.50%) PaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) Qualys
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) SCOM
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (37.50%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Terraform
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Azure
2 5 (62.50%) AWS
3 4 (50.00%) GCP
4 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) PaaS
4 3 (37.50%) SaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) MSBuild
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Security Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Network Segmentation
1 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Community of Practice
3 1 (12.50%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) Terraform
3 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (12.50%) Mesos
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Qualys
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Equitrac
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos